Species Details

Crambus perlella

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SeasonalityJuly to August. IdentificationA medium sized Crambus (20-24 mm wingspan). Forewing pure silvery white, lacking a discal stripe. Hind wing also pure white. North American material belongs to the subspecies innotatellus Wlk. No other crambid has these features, but a tortricid, Eana argentana, is superficially quite similar. The latter, however, has labial palps that are only the length of the head.

Scientific Name Crambus perlella Seasonality July to August. Identification
A medium sized Crambus (20-24 mm wingspan). Forewing pure silvery white, lacking a discal stripe. Hind wing also pure white. North American material belongs to the subspecies innotatellus Wlk. No other crambid has…
A medium sized Crambus (20-24 mm wingspan). Forewing pure silvery white, lacking a discal stripe. Hind wing also pure white. North American material belongs to the subspecies innotatellus Wlk. No other crambid has these features, but a tortricid, Eana argentana, is superficially quite similar. The latter, however, has labial palps that are only the length of the head.
Life History
Diurnal and comes to light. The immature stages have been described by Felt (1894). Scholtens (1996) states that it is "one of the weedy Crambus species in northern Michigan". Common in the prairies, aspen parkland…
Diurnal and comes to light. The immature stages have been described by Felt (1894). Scholtens (1996) states that it is "one of the weedy Crambus species in northern Michigan". Common in the prairies, aspen parkland and foothills in Alberta.
Conservation Common to abundant, of no concern. Diet Info No local information, but roots of various grasses elsewhere. Range
The nominate subspecies is widespread in Europe. Only the subspecies innotatellus is found in North America, where it is widespread. Fernald (1896) has it from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Maine, New…
The nominate subspecies is widespread in Europe. Only the subspecies innotatellus is found in North America, where it is widespread. Fernald (1896) has it from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Illinois and California. In addition, it has been reported from New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California by Forbes (1923); and from South Dakota (McDaniel et al 1984).

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"Crambus perlella, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2871. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Pyraloidea Family Crambidae Subfamily Crambinae Genus Crambus Species Crambus perlella
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum